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Helen Crowley

Head of Sustainable Sourcing Innovation, Kering (France)

Dr. Helen Crowley is the Head of Sustainable Sourcing Innovation at the French company Kering. In this role she advises and supports Kering’s portfolio of luxury brands to implement best practices in sustainability. Specifically, she focuses on developing innovative approaches for raw material sourcing, improved manufacturing processes and she leads on implementation of animal welfare standards and the integration of biodiversity, planetary boundary and circular economy principles into the business.

Prior to Kering, Dr. Crowley worked with Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) for over a decade on conservation strategy, program management and market-based approaches as well as ‘bottom of the pyramid’ enterprise development in Africa and Madagascar. She has also worked as a senior consultant to companies on building out environmental health and safety programs to encompass broader sustainability issues.

During a year-long sabbatical from Kering (as of October 2019), Dr. Crowley will be a Fellow and Senior Advisor for Resilient Supply Chains at Conservation International. She will focus on developing new approaches for business to address climate and biodiversity challenges.

Dr. Crowley has a PhD in Zoology from the Australian National University and is on the boards of non-profit organizations including Textile Exchange, Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. She is also on the advisory boards of the GEF Planet Gold Program and Alante Capital and contributes to the biodiversity work of the World Economic Forum as an advisor and member of the Global Futures Council.